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-infli self-inflicted knife wound. >>> well, she has flown all over the world but now hillary clinton is hanging up her diplomatic wings. just who will be the next secretary of state? that is the $64,000 question. could the answer be ambassador susan rice or maybe senator john kerry? we'll look at the long and short list next. my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. >>> one of the big decisions president obama must make is who will replace secretary of state hillary clinton. john kerry's name is floating around. there's talk of michael bloomberg or bill clinton. dana millbank is a "washington post" columnist. the president is standing firm by rice. we remember the stern words he gave against the senators who were targeting her. take a listen. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputa
is that look, what's wrong with us going back to quite frankly the rate under bill clinton? you remember the clinton years? the largest economic expansion in our history? everyone's boat rising, everyone paying their fair share, deficit reduction, the middle class growing. the problem with what republicans want to do right now, wolf, is they want to lock in this tax rate that you have to sort of address the tax rate. we cannot have a tax rate locked in where they starve the government so that the middle class has to sort of pay more of the share for the burden of government, and you know what, we end up cutting away those programs, those things that help grow opportunity for the middle class. the number one problem with our country right now is sort of the shrinking and burden on the middle class. if we want to sort of expand the middle class and grow the middle class, the last thing we can do is sort of put more of that burden on them as opposed to asking the wealthy people to pay fair fair share, like what they paid in the clinton administration. >> okay, cornel, let me say this. >> ma
if congress refuses to ask. we go over the fiscal cliff rates reset under bill clinton and you're negotiating a tax cut not a tax increase. other thing the way weight of public opinion since that level has moved strongly against republicans. look who the public says they're going to blame if we go over the cliff, it's republicans because they see them as having forced the issue last time around, been willing to do this this time around. one reason boehner is grumbly and nervous because he doesn't have any leverage. >> i want to point this out. this is interesting in terms of the smoke and mirrors how this will play out for the republicans. in the "wall street journal" they write obama's flexible on highest tax rates. white house's flexibility, described by bowls, confirmed by the administration officials, could envision tax rates -- tax rate increase from the current level but was less than clinton era levels. if the republicans can say, we cut taxes from where they were under clinton it gives them cover though rates may go up. a weird, if there is an act of kabuki theater that would be it, r
not nominated anybody to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. she has said she will not stay on for the second term. but the president has called criticism of ambassador rice outrageous and told her critics to go after him instead. that may be what is happening. catherine herridge in the d.c. newsroom tonight. catherine. >> thank you, shepard. rice has met with six senators, five republicans and one independent so far. she has apparently failed to reassure them that she is a responsible choice for secretary of state and not as one critic said drinking every drop of the administration's kool-aid. >> the president is going to have to make the decision about who he nominates to be secretary of state. hopefully it will be someone that is able to both show independence but have the ability to lead this nation and lead the world through many of its difficulties that we have before us. >> senator collins also says she is bothered by the fact that the benghazi attack is a carbon copy of these 1998 attacks on the u.s. embassies in east africa. at that time susan rice was head of the r
it be a new job for hillary rodham clinton, after stepping down for secretary of state. >>> and the biggest gain for the head coach, why they are on a leave of accident tort team. >>> you can wake up every morning, get the top stories sent straight to your cell phone, every week day morning, 6:00 a.m. you can get your wake-up call by texting the word wake up to 70123. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. . >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now 5:22, coach dennis allan is on a leave of absence and he is in the dallas fort worth area tending to his father. that means the team has to prepa
at president clinton bess towing the medal of freedom on world war ii veteran bob dole. that's just weeks after re-election back in 1996. why do i show you all of these? because it all brings me to a very special party of two having lunch next hour at the white house. president obama, as promised, in his victory speech 23 days ago, is hosting mitt romney, who has made no secret that he really thought that it would be the other way around. and our dan lothian is counting down the minutes, standing by at the white house, even though, dan, you are not invited to the luncheon, nor am i or anyone else at the camera, a mic or even a pen. why is it so private? >> reporter: that's right. oftentimes, the president will have meetings here at the white house, lunches or official meetings, where the president is not invited in. our cameras are not allowed in. sometimes our cameras are allowed in but no editorial presence. this one of those where no cameras allowed in, we're hopeful the white house will take a pick pur and release it to us, but at this point no plans for us to sort of get a peek inside that
president bill clinton. ben's father vinod is an old friend of the clintons'. over the years, he's donated thousands of dollars to theirs and other democratic campaigns. and over time the families became close friends. >> ben, a beautiful man with a beautiful life. some people live four times as long and don't do as much good or bring as much joy. >> why did you decide to call me? >> i called you in desperation. i wanted to know what to do. i just knew that somebody needed to do something, but that's why i called you. i thought you -- a, i knew you'd care about it. and, b, i thought you'd know something about it. >> i could tell in your voice that you were pretty broken up. what kind of kid was he? >> a light shined out of him. that's all i can tell you. he grew up, he was big, strong, handsome, smart and wanted to make something of his life. he was industrious, but he was normal and liked to have a good time. i promise you that night he had no idea that he was turning out the lights. none. and if it's true of him, it's got to be true of a lot of other people. >> as soon as people hear tha
speaker series. answering a question from the audience, hillary rodham clinton is in great shape and has unbelievable stamina but needs to rest up before deciding what she wants to do next. she said she does not want to continue as hillary rodham clinton for president barack obama's second term. >>> and in connection with the robberies at the toll booths, they broke the stories in february and at least two toll takers have been robbed on the bridge. they have been on the loose for months and chp said they would announce more information today. >>> 505, lafayette officials say it will take a million dollars to fix a giant sinkhole. that huge hole opened during the major storm that hit us last sunday. a clogged storm drain added to the problems. they have set up a temporary channel but they are still searching for a pipe to make a more permanent fix. >>> and stretch of highway one is closed this morning because of mud and rock slides. drivers and detours are being fired around just north of fort ross. they are expected to begin some time today and that stretch of highway will be closed unt
at something that might look like the clinton coalitions, which is that the leader of each party, the president and john boehner, might have to take not a majority of his own party, but less than that and come together to forge some kind of a deal. i may be living in a dream world, but i think that's within the realm of the doable. >> we also have this issue of negotiation by public appearance. john boehner versus the president of the united states. and we want to just look at the sound bites from today and talk about how much of this is posturing and how much of this is sort of revealing a bottom line. let's listen. >> when i came out the day after the election and make it clear that republicans will put revenue on the table, i took a great risk. and then the white house spends three weeks trying to develop a proposal. and they send one up here that calls for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, calls for a little -- not even $400 billion in cuts, and they want to have this extra spending that's actually greater than the amount they're willing to cut. i mean, it was not a serious proposal. and so right
, that's something that will -- >> howard goes on and on. clinton tax rates on everybody. will it cause a problem? yeah, short recession, but we get defense cuts which republicans would never agree to otherwise, there are human service cut which is we won't like, but the least possible damage. and it's a serious down payment on the deficit. the wall street people ringing their hands are really full of it. i'm not sure what. but full of something because they're going to see a big drop on wall street but it will come roaring back because somebody has done something. so you have him and all their friends and the right and all their friends and the president who i don't think if he can ever get out of campaign mode. it's a full on campaign again. putting one party into -- >> you're right, the amt will hit more people in the middle class and raise their effective tax rate to a higher rate than they were today. and you won't -- >> you have obamacare 4% on everyone, too. >> if you lieu numerically, it doesn't make sense if one side says we're not going to race taxes on the middle class -- >>
. right now the top rate as you know is 35%. it was 39.6%, jessica, during the clinton administration. now there's some suggestion what if they compromise, have it go up to 36% or 37%, is that something you're hearing the white house would potentially be open to? not 39.6% but maybe 37%? >> reporter: this seems like an area, yes, for wiggle room, wolf. not because they say so, but because of what they won't say. when we asked that question, the white house does not say that it must only go back up to that high clinton rate. and so it seems that there could be some flexibility in how high -- what level it has to go back to. >> yeah. and that would be for those earning more than $250,000 a year. jessica, thanks very much. we're also learning more about what president obama and mitt romney talks about over lunch at the white house this afternoon. our national political correspondent jim acosta's getting some details. they also released the menu of what they were eating. but give us the substance. >> that's right. turkey chili was on the menu. perhaps thanksgiving leftovers. i talked to a repu
. it is disappointing in the sense. if it were president bill clinton, you might think that something. ideas might be exchanged with one another. >> steve: some folks suggest that maybe the president would offer him secretary of business. >> gretchen: really? wait a minute. what percentage of people watching right now think that president obama would offer mitt romney secretary of business. >> brian: that is. >> gretchen: that would be fantastic but i doubt it. >> brian: in reading his bio. one of the business mistake was working in the cabinet for president nixon. i am personally kind of disappointed that bee are talking about tax rates for the rich. >> steve: campaign. >> brian: what about the middle class people standing in the back drop as they need a break and the president urging for something to be done yesterday and there is no scheduled meetings with john boehner. >> gretchen: it is annoying to see just a campaign. how many people are tired of a campaign speech. why not come to the table and figure it out. i don't understand it. >> steve: at this point, both sides know what they will give
. >> rice is considered a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. senator collins said she would need additional information before she could support her nomination. >>> egypt rushing a vote on a final draft of a constitution as protests continue against the president, mohammed morsy. he has faced bitter criticism. >>> the state of texas has filed papers to seize a large ranch owned by the flds, a fundamentalist radical mormon sex that believes in polygamy. its leader, warren jeffs, is serving a life sentence. >>> you never know what you might see on the streets of new york city this is a first. casper the pony and razzie the zebra roaming free on staten island. they got free from the home where they lived. they were returned home safe and sound. >> can you imagine mommy, mommy, look. >> they are getting along just fine. >> moment of kindness captured with a camera. coming up, a young police officer's deed goes viral for all the right reasons.od ays. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in mode
can tell you, it's not a hard ask, it's a partnership. and actually, as much as bill clinton and newt gingrich loatheds each other at times, they worked together to deal with -- >> on impeachment. >> to deal with republicans like myself on balancing the budget for the first time in a generation, balancing it four years for the first time since the 1920s, paying down the national debt. and you know what? newt gingrich always had to fight us on his right flank, and he and bill clinton sat in the white house and strategized. >> i have a question. >> republican votes for that first clinton budget that set them on the path. >> joe, i've got -- >> hold on. come on, richard. you must have been sleeping or somewhere in britain in '95, '96, '97, '98 and '99 when we balanced the budget for the first time in a generation. >> joe, i have a question for you. let's say boehner goes back to his caucus and says, you know what? from the president's first proposal, i was able to shave off $600 billion in tax hikes. >> right. >> so i saved that. >> by the way, we're going to end up at, like, 1.2, aren't
'm going to run against you, you got to be tougher. >> you know, i would go back to the clinton tax rates in a heart beat, but they'd have to give me the spinning rates as well e. they're not doing that and no one's ever put that on the table. what we've got in washington are republicans and democrats both trying to pivot to be the more reasonable party in front of the american people. the republicans are going to get blamed no matter what they do. that's political environment. they might as well embrace the fiscal cliff. >> you heard peter difazio saying earlier in the program, democrat, go off the cliff, there is no cliff. no problem. >> folks on both sides. look, there's not a clip there and they're going to play chicken and go off. >> and then you're road kill at the bottom. >> that's exactly right. most folks are saying since the economy's improving, congress, don't screw it up and you get some folks on the far left and far right, there's no cliff, don't worry about this. we're after the election, this isn't an id lodgical debating society. this is about getting something done. let's
it was good to see president clinton golfing with president obama today because president clinton was able to do this. he was able to triang late in his second term. he was in there to build legacy and i think that's something that president obama has got to take into store and i hope he continues to get advice from president clinton. >> good point. because it goes on speaking of former presidents, because george w. bush got re-elected in 2004 and he and the republicans were prepared to implement the agenda he ran on, elections of consequences. remember that famous soundbyte? obama ran on higher taxes for the wealthy and won. lz, shouldn't he be making the same argument? that is what he ran on. >> absolutely. you know what i find interesting, if you look at the statistics, many of the blue states that supported president obama are some of the richest states in the country. and so not only did you have him defeat romney pretty handedly in the electoral college, but people willing to sacrifice their own money to make sure that president obama, his policies made it to the white house. you kno
clinton called vote counter productive. >>> a s.w.a.t. team surrounded the home of joseph francis quarry. officers rushed cory when he had come outside of his house to take in his dogs. >>> today actress lindsay lohan faces new charges. the 26-year-old faces third degree charges. showing you here lohan leaving the police station hidden under a jacket. lohan was charged for three misdemeanors in an accident where her porsche crashed. >>> the marin independent journey says a park will be built right next to city hall and would require demolition of an old building. the building would include a statute of yoda. they also call for a statute of indiana jones. >>> one of two winners will share a record $188 million power ball lottery. a missouri lottery official says they have confirmed the winner with the announcement set for tomorrow. the gas station will claim $50,000 just for selling that ticket. >> and buying a power ballot ticket for yourself is about to get a little easier. rob roth explains how the added revenue will help our state's bottom line. >> reporter: here at delara's this man
as a condition to -- hillary clinton weighed in on the conflict today calling on all african leaders to stand in support of the rebels. >>> it has been 482 days since the u.s. lost it's favored credit rating. they say the economy's actually expanding, but they're still really worried about, you know, the fiscal cliff. >>> and now our fourth story "outfront" for the second day in a row, susan rice met with republican senators, some of whom obviously have harshly criticized her for ther handlin of the attack in benghazi. the moderate susan collins spoke to us. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election campaign. >> yet the president continues to stand by susan rice. >> susan rice is extraordinary. couldn't be prouder of the job that she's done at the u.n. >> all right, tim, when you hear senator collins, you know, she is influential, she is moderate, come out and say look, i'm not satisfied, sort of turning her back on susan rice, she had the moment in front of the m
are as far apart as ever. >> you told me last week -- you said that secretary clinton, hillary clinton, when she was in the region, she told abbas don't do this, don't push this at the u.n. well, he has done this, so what does this mean in terms of u.s. -- >> not completely clear, as they said. if he were -- if the palestinians were to join the international criminal court and then file complaints against the israelis, you know, i think you would definitely see motions by this administration to cut their funding. you may see that anyway. even if they join the international criminal court in reaction, the israelis have threatened that they were going to, you know, pull out support, cut the tax revenues, but in the end the palestinian hort is important to israel because they provide the policing there. israel doesn't want to have to go back in and take over, and that's exactly what abbas threatened them with. i'll give you the keys to the palestinian authority headquarters. come and take them. the israelis really don't want them. >> i sense this is an important story. i mean, obviously. you ar
controversy. as part of clinton administration, they turned down from the sudanese government to arrest o lad bad. >> she is unable to admit she was wrong. she had taken a position that led to escape of a man that ultimately killed 3,000 americans. >> rice my also face trouble from the left. not because of her diplomatic record but because of her financial one. a group that she and her husband are said to be worth $20 million. they also hone oen a stock that is trying to build the controversial keystone pipeline. they insinuated the report was the work of republican opposition groups. >> none of this has anything to do with the tragedy that occurred in benghazi. this is politics. that is shame. >> owning canadian stock is not a conflict but it could be a conflict if confirmed as secretary of state. they would need to sign off the pipeline project if it goes ahead. >> gregg: thanks. >> heather: closer look the real impact of the looming fiscal cliff. what means going over the edge means. >> is the world ignoring to the united states when it comes to the crisis in the middle east. why the lates
to be on the short list to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> couldn't be prouder of the job that she's done. [ applause ] rice failed to win the support of two more republican senators today. many republicans have criticized her for her initial account of the benghazi consulate attack, which did not label it as a terrorist attack. >>> to be a fly on the wall at the white house tomorrow. president obama will be having mitt romney over for lunch. during his victory speech, the president said he would reach out to romney and consider some of his ideas talked about during the campaign. no media coverage is expected. >>> the president of mexico has a new job lined up after his john ends in february. he will become a fellow at the. >>> a big jackpot on the line. what we are just hearing from powerball officials about where winning tickets were sold. plus the demand in one city that's driving parking prices close to $100,000. >>> back here in just about ten minutes and i've got that latest model that will take us threw a bunch of rain. we'll have that back here in just a few. >> a new rewar
to seek status and palestinians see it is a significant move towards statehood but hillary rodham clinton warns it will undermind effort for peace talks with israel. >> it is a solution that fulfills the aspirations of the palestinians people is through jerusalem and not new york. >> reporter: it comes after 8 days of bloodshed between israel and hamas. it could certainly boost credibility with hamas but there will be a price for them. u.s. is threatening to cut off a half billion dollars in annual aid. reporting live allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> in vallejo, it could be the work of an arsonist, and police are investigating two suspicious fires and that makes 6 in the last few weeks. it was at a mortgage business and just a half hour later another fire was called in. in the past two weeks, four other fires burned two homes and four businesses and they believe it is a transient to blame. >> i saw him actually sleeping where the fire was started. i am worried to death, i can tell you that. >> nobody has been hurt in any of the fires but vallejo police are having them to re
count was an overwhelming 138 to 9. 41 nations abstained. secretary of state hillary clinton says the vote places further obstacles in the path to peace. real independence from palestinians remaining elusive according to the secretary of state, until a peace deal is negotiated with israel. >>> president obama and mitt romney had a private lunch at the white house today. we know what they ate but no specifics about their conversation. the get together marked their first meeting since facing off in the third presidential debate. the menu included turkey chilly and southwestern grilled chicken saeid. the former rivals posed for an official autograph in the oval office. much of the hour long conversation focused on america's leadership in the world. >>> meanwhile, president obama sent vice president biden to do some christmas shopping, sort of. he went to a suburban costco to talk about the fiscal cliff and tax cuts. he took photos with shoppers, chatted up the staff and was followed around the store by a huge crowd. his favorite part, like many of us who go to costco, all those free
. >>> a strong warning today from secretary of state hillary clinton to the syrian government over the potential use of chemical weapons. one official in the obama administration told cnn there are worrying signs that syria may be considering the use of such weapons against rebels. new this morning, this mayor of this town along the border with turkey told cnn that jets dropped two bombs wounding several people. >>> it is 18 minutes past the hour. we are getting an early read on your local news making national headlines this story from "the boston globe." a year after the paper found that stores and restaurants across massachusetts were intentionally mislabeling fish. guess what? the practice continues. dna testing shows some business are showing cheaper, lower quality fish instead of what is written on the label. in one case, slices of what were supposed to be white tuna at a sushi shop were an oily species of fish that can cause digestive issues. that's terrible. >>> the "new york times," this story got so much attention locally here and around the nation. the homeless man who received a pair
of state clinton will meet with her counterpart today in dublin amid increasing fears that the syrian president will use chemical weapons in the civil war. >> 26 days until we reached the fiscal cliff. there's hope that the bacon soon return to the negotiating table. president obama called the house speaker to discuss ways to prevent huge tax increases and spending cuts in january. congress' joint economic committee will hold talks today. >> propofol hockey is returning to the verizon center for one night. tonight the admirals' of norfolk will play. -- professional hockey is returning. there are signs the ice could be thawing between players and owners. both sides sound optimistic the season can be salvaged. talks will continue today. the work stoppage has wiped out all games through december 14 as well as the new year's day winter classic and the all-star game. >> same-sex marriage licenses will be issued starting today and several maryland counties. couple will be able to get married starting on january 1. some counties that have confirmed they will begin issuing licenses today incl
the first clinton budget back in 1993. while raising taxes on the wealthy is justified and necessary, it's just the first step in a long journey toward the future. one that requires not just the wealthy pay more in taxes. two strange facts in comparison to other democracies. we are taxed ranking 30th. we also have, at least on the books, one of the most progressive tax codes. in terms of the distance from the official rates, those at the top and the bottom pay. of course, what is system produced is some of the worst inequality in the world. underfunding in infrastructure. the solution to this problem in the long run and the solution to an ageing population where health care will consume a greater part of the economy is for everyone to pay more in taxes and guarantee a form of public goods. the most successful democracy is where it is structured around universe albens where everyone pays in and makes use of what the state provides. now, no leaders are making that argument. in the short run, they are right not to. getting rid of the entirety of the bush tax cuts for all brackets hurts the
that secretary of state hillary clinton declined the opportunity to go on those shows. i think she realized that the secretary of state -- and i would argue the u.n. ambassador -- should be above politics, should not be talking about a very contentious issue right in the midst of a hard-fought political campaign. >> greta: one of the things you spoke about at the press conference today, when you spoke to reporters, 1998, our embassies were bombed. prior to the bombings, apparently ambassadors asked for more security, and 12 americans were murdered, plus many more murdered in those two bombings. ambassador rice worked at the state department. were you satisfied with the questions she asked about what she knew in terms of any of the requests for protection or beefing up security? i know you asked her those questions. >> i did ask her those questions. we take a look at the 1998 accountability review report on the bombings in kenya and tanzania, and at the time susan rice was essentially in charge of african affairs at the state department. this was a searing incident, one of al-qaeda's most su
more for us in washington. >> foremost is who will replace hillary clinton as secretary of state? the white house signaled that un ambassador susan rice will be the choice . this week, the president voiced ut most confidence in her. >> susan rice is extraordinary . couldn't be prouder of a job done. >> also this week another republican senator expressed major doubts about rice not only about the bengazi terrorist attack but because of the africa section during the terrorist attack in the embassy in kenya when they pled for better security. susan collins teled the message to the administration about the secretary of state opening. >> i think john kerry would be an excellent appointment and easily confirmed by the colleagues. >> there are other key cabinet picks. secretary of the defense will have to contend with a destabilized middle east and rising threats from asia when big defense cuts are anticipated. former republican chuck ha gel of nebraska and ashton carter and michelle florinoid . act being director michael more accident orell . homeland security advisor michael vickers a
to me, it is your former boss bill clinton who signed the defense of marriage act as between a man and woman only. does he regret his decision? >> he says that he regrets it and now he's a strong proponent for same-sex marriages. >> the supreme court will at least take one of these cases. why do you think the court did not come out with a decision on which case to review? >> well, i think that they probably decided that these are complicated issues, in fact they're quite complicated and quite historic and they probably need a little bit more time. but we expect, i think the big news for next week is we expect either tomorrow, monday morning, but at some point next week, maybe as late as friday afternoon, but at some point next week, we're going to start to hear from the supreme court, which cases they will consider, we feel pretty strongly that they will accept for consideration the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act. and the big matter that may come out of the court next week is the proposition 8 case out of california. because if they decide not to hear the proposit
to introduce chemical weapons into the conflict. secretary of state hillary clinton also warned syria of a swift response from the u.s. if chemical weapons are used. >>> as the fiscal cliff looms president obama is digging in his heels. ktvu alison burns reports the president says the wealthiest americans must pay higher taxes. alison. >> reporter: the president is refusing to agree to anything else unless taxes are raised on the wealthiest 2% of americans. in fact, there are some reports this morning that the president isn't even going to hold any other face to face or one on one meetings with republicans until they cave on that demand. john boehner was at the lighting of the if christmas tree last night. republicans are instead offering to close tax loopholes and limit tax deductions that favor the wealthy while extending current tax rates for the middle class. frustration is clearly growing on both sides. >> speaker's proposal right now is is still out of balance. >> we wasted an enormous amount of time here sparring back and forth in public. it strikes me as a good time to get ser
anybody being friendly with images like that. secretary of state hillary clinton will be at that meeting and actually may announce if the united states is formally going to recognize this new group of unified opposition members as actually representative of syrian people. >> we are doing what we can to support the opposition, but also to try to support those inside syria, particularly in the local councils who are committed to the kind of continuity in the syrian governmental institutions so we don't see a collapse and disbandment of institutional forces that we know from our iraq experience could be extremely dangerous. >>> cnn's ivan watson is live with us now from istanbul in neighboring turkey. ivan, a lot of people got a chill about this blackout effectively a communications blackout. do we know for sure that it is the government of syria that effectively cut its country off from the rest of the world, or is there something else afoot? >> reporter: we don't know exactly. government officials have been quoted suggesting this was a rebel sabotage, but some of the internet security exp
themselves are happy to pay a slightly higher rate the way we did when president clinton was president. >> mary is shaking her head and i am, too. i traveled enough in the far east to know you bargain appropriately with respect. you don't come in knowing that something's laughable. mary -- >> so wait. i don't travel in the far east. you think people should just give up on their principles and the things they campaigned for? >> no, but i think you do have to bargain from a position of respect. mary, is this something that was so disrespectful that you can't even counter, the republicans can't even counterbargain here? >> here's what -- i don't know why the republicans are so surprised. i myself was offended and felt disrespected yesterday because the working framework, the intellectual working framework, erskine from the bowles/simpson, from domenici/rivlin going all the way back was a basic framework of $3 of savings for $1 of revenues. we get it. it's the opening bid. but we thought the opening bid would at least be in the framework of this planet that we're dealing in. >> i will reco
members among the decisions, is who will replace secretary of state hillary clinton. will it be u.n. ambassador susan rice or john kerry? >> well, for defense secretary who will it be? senator john kerry possible for that. and of course the vietnam vet later turned against the war and raises a huge red flag in the near future and the veterans for america join us now, hi, pete. >> thanks for having he me. >> read the pre-interview with you. and you're not a fan of either of these choices. what worries you? >> well, a great deal does, and a lot of it comes to judgment and you played the clip about john kerry and iraq and i still found myself in iraq, imagine that? and he's, both of them have records, set aside benghazi, set aside some of the recent events with susan rice and judgments on management of conflicts called into question and she was in the national security council back in 1993 when rwanda kicked off and she made a controversial comment about, well, if we call it a genocide and don't act. what will be the implications on the november mid term election? and if you hook at-
,000 and letting the rates go to the same level they were during the clinton administration. the republicans know where we stand. we have said it so many times, the president said the same thing. >> you know, reid is right. republicans know where the democrats stand. republicans feel that there's been way too much focus on this whole tax issue and not nearly enough of an emphasis on the spending side. they want to hear about spending cuts. let's listen to house speaker john boehner again. >> right now, all eyes are on the white house. the country doesn't need a victory lap, it needs leadership. it's time for the president, congressional democrats to tell the american people what spending cuts they are willing to make. >> so you know, the republicans want to see bigger spending cuts, more spending cuts on the democratic side. this $450 billion from the white house, unspecified cuts to medicare is just not enough. so, that's where we stand with just over a month to go before this big deadline and the holiday break is coming up. >> very concerned about that. the president is taking his pitch to penn
meeting in morocco. secretary of state hillary clinton will be there and might announ announce if the u.s. will be a representative of syrians. as damascus is pounded by president bashar al assad's forces, they are voicing their hopes for a better future. arwa damon has the story. >> reporter: to the tune of "jingle bells," a tune in aleppo with original lyrics. hand in hand, we are all hand in hand, they sing, until we get rid of bashar. the bulk of the car here, pro-democracy. but also some carrying black flags. let's agree that each has a right to their perspective. later the islamists take up their own chant. the people want an islamic state. when we sing we want an islamic state, it means that every citizen will have their rights. but according to their own interpretation. one of the islamists says that i should cover my hair. 25-year-old hussein says the islamists are being nurtured by outside forces. but he's not worried they will take over the country. syria is beautiful, a nation of many colors, whether they like it or not. what we just witnessed s a microcosm of a larger dynam
and the next couple of weeks when the vote is expected to take place. >>> hillary clinton is urging israel to reconsider plans to build thousands of new settlement homes. the secretary of state was just in israel next month, to help bring about its truce with hamas over gaza. her comments follow reports that israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has authorized the construction of 3,000 new homes. critics say the move is in retaliation after the palestinians won a u.n. bid to be recognized as a non-member observer state. >>> syria may have no working internet right now, but the fighting is raging on. the country's civil war is focusing right new on damascus international airport on the outskirts of the capital there. rebels say they have surrounded it on one side. they are trying to keep the government's war jets grounded and stop its flow of weapons. syrian state-run tv insists the airport is functioning normally. >>> mexico will swear in a new president in just a few hours when enrique pena nieto takes the oath. he named his new cabinet yesterday, you see him here. he also took contro
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at the state level. >> a very similar mistake in our analysis of the clinton years. you end up with this big charismatic candidate that seems to fill up all the space that doesn't necessarily mean that the party is drawn. >> when we come back, much more on one of the fundamental issues that has been dividing this democratic and republican party. the issue of immigration. how the gop is starting to think about shifting gears on immigration and the real pressure that president obama may feel on it. that's next. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> unof the goals that president obama thoepd accomplish in his first term was comprehensive immigration reform. here we are in the last month f the first term and it's been pushed off to next year. for the millions of people living without documentation, this is an urgent problem we cannot forget that immigration has a long and labored hist
no such incentive. it is not just deficit hawks who want to get rid of this. former clinton era labor secretary and big time liberal economist robert reich had been saying for years the mortgage interest deduction should end. but he acknowledged the political realities make that hard to do. if you can't get rid of it, maybe the government should limit it. >> it should be limited, i believe. you can't get rid of it politically. it is almost impossible. but also economically, if you simply got rid of it altogether, the housing market would take a big hit. >> that assumes that some people won't buy a house if they don't get the tax break and i'm not sure that's true. that's what you need to know about your money right now. i will see you this weekend, tomorrow, 1:00 p.m. eastern, sunday at 3:00. you'll meet the one single democrat in the current congress who signed the norquist anti-tax pledge. and we'll find out if he's sticking to his guns. from the cnn money newsroom in new york, i'm ali velshi with your money. of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns
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